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THE ARGO 



OF THE 



SEMINARY WEST OF THE SUWANNEE, 

Tallahassee, Ela. 







MAIN BUILDING, 



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TO 
ALBERT ALEXANDER MURPHREE, 

/fs a token of tfje esteem it] which h/e is fje/d by 
the Studerjt Body and as a shgh/t ackrjowledg- 
merjt of his services to the West Florida Sem- 
inary, tl]/s uolurrje is affectionately dedicated, 




ALBERT ALEXANDER MURPHREE. 



INTRODUCTION. 




jjr^E launch The Argo into the sea of School Annuals, with no apology for its appearance. 
It is its own excuse for being and we trust it is the forerunner of an illustrious line, 
for we think this year a point of departure in the history of the Seminary. To say 
nothing of the changes in, and additions to the faculty, the improvements in the science department, 
and the introduction of several new courses. The Argo chronicles the First Florida Inter-Collegiate 
Debate, of which the W. F. S. was both instigator and winner, the first year's work of the Florida Inter- 
Collegiate Oratorical Association, and other manifestations of a more vigorous college spirit among the 
students, hitherto unknown in the life of the institution. With the purpose of fostering good-fellowship, 
and a closer organization of the students, and with a desire to promote the best interests of our Alma 
Mater, we introduce to the public the first issue of our annual. 



1900. 
Sept. 28, Thursday, 

29, Friday. 

Oct. 1, Monday, 
Nov. 23, Friday, 

29, Thursday, 
Dec. 17, Monday, 

21, Fn'c^y. 

30, Sunday, 
1901. 

Jan. 18, Friday 

25, Friday, 

28, Monday, 

Feb. 1, Friday, 
4, Monday, 

22, i<W<%, 
Mch. 4, 

29. jFWdaT/, 







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CALENDAR. 



' Forty-fourth annual session be- 
gins 

Entrance examinations and 
classification. 

First term begins. 

First quarter ends. 

Thanksgiving holiday. 

Anniversary Platonic Debating 
Society. 

Holiday vacation begins. 

Holiday vacation ends. 

Anniversary Anaxagorean Lit- 
erary Society. 

Second quarter ends 

Intermediate examinations 
begin. 

First term ends. 

Second term begins. 

Washington's birthday. 

Teachers' Normal begins. 

Third quarter ends. 



May 



June 



1901. 

24, Friday, 
27, Monday, 
31, Friday, 
2, Sunday, 



Monday, 



Tuesday, 10 00 A. m. 



Fourth quarter ends. 
Final examinations begin. 
Second term closes. 
Baccalaureate sermon. 
Public debate by members of 
the Platonic Debating Soci- 
ety, and Annual Address be- 
fore the Society. 
Annual picnic and public ex- 
ercises of Anaxagorean Lit- 
erary Society at Lake Hall, 
near Tallahassee. 
Farewell addresses before last 
regular meeting of the Anaxagorean Literary So- 
ciety 

8.30 p. m. Public debate by members of the Anaxa- 
gorean Literary Society in Munro's Opera House. 
Wednesday, 10.00 p. m Annual contest for Fleming 
Medal Annual contest for contestant to F. I. O. A. 
3 00 p. m. Annual meeting Alumniae Association. 
9 00 p. m. Commencement. 



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FACULTY. 



A. A. MURPHREE, A. B., L. L, President, 

(Peabody Normal College, University of Nashville.) 

Mathematics and Astronomy. 



W. B. LONG, A. B., 

( Vanderbilt University. ) 

Latin and Political Science. 



H. ELMER BIERLY, A. B, 

( Princeton ; two years Graduate Study at Harvard, Boston, 

and Clark Universities ; Summer Courses, 

Chicago University.) 

Physical Science and Biology. 
D'ARCY P. PARHAM, A. M., 

(Randolph, Macon College; three years Graduate Study at 
Johns Hopkins University.) 

Rhetoric, English Literature, and Philosophy. 
LOUISE MILLER, A. B , 

( Vassar College.) 

History. 



JOHN C. CALHOUN, B. S., C. E., M. A., 

(Washington and Lee University, Heidelberg, Berlin, Lau- 
sanne, Strasburg, tivo years residence abroad.) 

Greek, German and Romance Languages. 



II. E. BIERLY, 
Librarian. 

LAV. BUOHIIOLZ, 

President Normal Department. 

LUCILE PROVENCE, 
Music Instructor. 



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TO IN 



" My clear little N , whom I tenderly love, 

As the vine loves the branch it doth fondly 
entwine, 

There's nothing on earth or in heaven above, 
That I for a place in thy heart would resign. 



To see thee, to touch thee, to watch thy bright 
face, 
To hear one affectionate accent from thee 
Were dearer than fortune, or fame or great place, 
Thou fairest of flowers that ere blossomed for 
me. 



To feel thy heart beat and to press thy soft lips, 
To hear their warm thrill in the depths of my soul, 

Then happier am I than immortal who sips 
Ambrosial nectar from Jupiter's bowl." — G. 



ADVICE TO PREP. BOYS. 

[WITH APOLOGIES I O FKANK STANTON] 

Whenever Murphree shall deem it best 
To give a "hickory tea," 
Fear not to trust. His mighty hand 
Will send thee to a happy land 
And you will feel and understand 
That Murphree knows best. 

W. B. C, 



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SENIOR CLASS. 

Colors — Crimson and Gold. 

Flower — Daisy. 

Yell — Bread and Ham-bone. 

Whiskey and Gin, 

Senior, Senior, 

Blim-ety blim. 

ROLL 

Miss Leila Jackson, 
Class President and Historian, 1901. 

Miss Bessie Mulford Saxon, 

Secretary of Class. 1901 ; Literary Editor The Argo, 1901 ; Secretary and 
Treasurer Oratorical Association, 1900 and 1901. 

Asa Bushnell Clark, 

Secretary and Tieasurer Platonic Debating Society, 1899-1900; President 
Platonic Society, 1899; Commencement Debater, 1899: Inter-Collegiate 
Debater, 1900; Anniversary Debater, 1899; Captain Base Ball 
Team, 1898, 1899 and 1900; President Athletic Association. 
1898 and 1899; Editor-in-Chief The Argo, 1901; Presi- 
dent Oratorical Association, 1900 and 1901; Critic 
Anaxagorean Society, 1901 



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S-ENiOR CI/ASS. 




SENIOR CLASS 0(= 1901. 

c^p'UCH a class! Indeed it is to be congratulated in its brilliant career. Such a record ! Shall I 
say it was attained by a fortunate accident, or by faithful application of the means to the 
end in view? As much pleasure as possible, with as little work as possible, for "Too much 
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 1 ' 

As "Preps," there were forty-eight of us. Not very much was accomplished, because there were 
too many to carry out our plans successfully. ''Too many hands in a pot always spoils a dish." How- 
ever, certain ones generally managed to borrow a "key" to Dubb's arithmetical problems, from the 
Prof.'s desk, (when lie was not looking). 

The next year there were not so many of us, for only a chosen few passed the Exams. It was 
then that we decided our future career, by choosing that interminable Latin work. But we made 
good use of our opportunities and laid a firm foundation for the Latin-prose, which was to begin the 
next year. 

The third year we began to translate Caesar, which we found very difficult. But fortune kindly (.) 
favored us. and one bright morning we found nicely put away, in his stable in the library, a beautiful 
little "pony." How many times it now became necessary to "consult the Encyclopedia." As only 
two were allowed to go at one time, we had to "ride and tie;" but we found it much easier to go 
riding over the level ground on a "pony" than to blindly feel our way along rough passages. Staying- 
after school, however, for Latin-prose until five p. m every day for a week, when the State troops were 
encamped here was really torturing. But. if we must do a thing, we must; so resigning ourselves to 
our fate, we determined to make the best of it. And this we did (?). 

But all joys (?) must have an end; so ours of the third year class were ended when we became 
Freshmen. Then began the trials of the French class added to those of Lalin-prose. Two or three of 

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our jolly thirteen took Greek in preference to French; but the Greek Class has gone to keep company 
with other historical records of the Seminary. 

This was the Freshman Class, and fresh as were its members, it was left in the shade the follow- 
ing year when we entered " All wise fool's class," — Sophomore. 

It was in this class that we made such a reputation for ourselves, and 1 think a special chapter 
ought to be dedicated to its history. We were still known as "That Latin-prose Class," or "That 
Greek History Class." 

Now I think that the Greek History was as much of a star as the Latin-prose Class, and shall tell 
one of its jokes (?'. — The so-called "Peanut Party." One day one of us was reciting — which was 
something unusual — and so interested was the Prot. in the recitation that he did not notice the peanut 
party. Finally, when he did turn his attention to the rest of the class, it was just in time to see two 
of the young ladies as they were about to eat their last peanut. These two, being kept in, confessed 
that they had been eating peanuts. But " Loyalty to Each Other," being the class motto, they did 
not tell on any one else. Yet it hurt them to be the first and only ones ever to be caught up with, 
especially at this time when all were in the mischief. So, while walking home together, they 
evolved a plan to get some of the others into the trouble without telling on them. They phoned to 
one of the girls of the class — call her B. — that the Prof, had given them twenty-five demerits, but 
that he would take them off if she would go to him and penitently beg his pardon. Here is the 
dialogue that followed the next morning: 

B. " Professor, did you take off my demerits? " 

Prof. •' What demerits, Miss B. ? " 

B. "Those you gave me yesterday." 

Prof, (watching her closely) " What did I give you demerits for yesterday?" 

B. "Because I ate some peanuts in class." (Class explodes with laughter, and B. knows some 
one has played a trick on her). 

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Prof. " Now, Miss B., you have let some one fool you. I did not give you any demerits, but 
since you have told me yourself, I shall take the trouble to see if anyone else was eating." 

As was our custom, (?) every one confessed. The result may well be conjectured. We never 
again ate peanuts in class. 

This is only one of the Sophomore jokes on record. But the memory of all is carried on with us, 
as happy reminders of the year. 

The distinguishing characteristic of the Junior year was the Bright Chemistry Class. Now we 
could go to the chemical laboratory when we wished to work up back experiments ; but you may be 
sure there was more fun than work, except when the Prof, entered the room. Then every one was 
interested in some one important experiment, which ever stood in readiness in case of an emergency, 
and this one generally the making of oxygen. 

It was during this year that our "pony" was found, and 'riding" further forbidden. Now per 
haps older and wiser heads will think it best to do without '•ponies," but we always favored any 
modern invention devised to aid in a student's transportation over the royal road to graduation. 

When this book appears, our work as seniors and as members of the W. F. S. will have nearly 
finished. Although we will be glad to receive the coveted sheepskins, it cannot be but with a feeling 
of sadness that we refer to that time when we will close our relations as active students of the West 
Florida Seminary. We realize that we have not made the best of our opportunities, yet will the 
remembrance of our Alma Mater be one of the brightest pages on "Memory's Scroll," 

Historian. 



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THE ARGO. 



Behold the Argo, queenly ship, 
That ship so strong and bold, 
Thro' stormy seas, thro' oceans old, 

Xo wind can stay her trip. 

The Argo, forward we her launch, 

With fifty oars so strong. 

With Argonauts who bear no wrong, 
What ship so brave and staunch ! 

Now thro' the deep and warring oceans, 

Now over silvery calms, 

Unstrained she glides, a queen in arms, 
All filled with deep emotions. 



Not for petty gain and lust, 

Not for idle cheer, 

But to bring a prize so dear 
As this annual, we trust. 

Onward let her bravely glide, 
Let her banners wave, 
Argonauts, Oh ! crew so brave, 

Guard her with true pride. 

Let Orpheus' strains her spirits buoy, 

Apollo's lyre ring out, 

And Argonauts, with hearts so stout, 
Row forth, ahoy! ahoy! 

Mary Shutan. 



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JUNIOR CLASS. 

Colors — Orauge ;nd Black. 

Flower— Thistle. 

Yell — Boom- ei- -lacker, Boom-er-lacker, Bow wow-wow 

Ching-er-lacker, Ching— er-lacker, Chow-chow— chow 
Boom--er- lacker, Chiog— er- lacker, Rip! Rah! (too! 
West Florida Seminary! 1902! 

ROLL 

Gaston Dav, Mary Shutan. 

F. A. IlATr.'AWAY= E. G. Johnston. 

Pauline Costa 



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HISTORY. 

V/pTfe^HIS class was organized at the opening session of 1893, with an enrollment of forty-four 
u'cjhfi bright boys and girls, each with the high determination of graduating with the first hon- 

^*^6 org f their class. Happy to say, as these six years of diligent study and close appplica- 

tion have rolled by, we have continued to grow intellectually; but numerically we have sadly de- 
creased, having at present an enrollment of only five — three big ugly boys and two lovely young ladies 
who are not afraid of syllogisms and higher mathematics. 

Notwithstanding the fact we are the smallest class in college, (only one excepted) if our readers 
will forbear a few phrases of the Ciceronian style, we will assume the authority of saying that we are 
the best all-round class in college, standing second to none, unless it be the Normal class, and this 
class cannot properly be regarded as a regular class of the Seminary. 

For the truth of the above statement we will not impose upon you the embarassing task of con- 
sulting the Professors of the institution, as a class of one of our neighboring institutions did, but will 
refer you to a more accessible witness — the president of the class. 

We take pride in stating that our class has shared very flatteringly in the public honors of the 
college and bids fair to turn out two statesmen, a physician and a stenographer, of which any State 
might well be proud. 

F. A. Hathaway, 

Historian. 



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THANKSGIVING. 

Thanksgiving among the red clay hills of old Leon was spent quietly 
and, with a few exceptions, without a fatality. 

Among the most notable events was the hunt of Prof. P . In the 

''wee wee" hours of the morning, before old Sol had reared his head suffi- 
ciently to light with his smiling rays the classic shades of old Tallahassee, 
the silent, peaceful slumbers of the boarders at "The Columns" was dis- 
turbed by a rummaging noise in the apartments of the Seminary's English 
Professor. 
Just at the crack of day, when all nature seemed serene, the Professor made his start down 

Adams Street in the direction of Lake Jackson. According to Professor B , who says he saw the 

start, Professor P wore his best silk hat, patent leathers, preacher's and politician's coat, high 

standing collar, and silk tie, etc. On his shoulders he had pinned a silk handkerchief to keep the 
gun from soiling his new coat. 

Nothing was seen of him during the day, but as the sun was fading away over the w y estern hills 
he bore proudly down the boulevard with a duck swung over his shoulders. Never conqueror bore 

more precious prize than the duck Professor P brought back from his hunt. At the gate he was 

given three cheers, and at the supper table he was given much praise as he told his anxious and 
earnest listeners how he had accomplished the wonderful feat of killing a duck on the wing, half way 

across Lake Jackson. Never man was prouder than he at this moment. Even Miss smiled at 

his handsome mustache, and Mrs. promised him a fruit cake, while Professor Calhoun offered to 

buy him a Spanish book, that he might learn the only piece of knowledge in the world left for him 
to know. 



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In the midst of P 's glee, Professor B entered the dining room with the much talked of 

duck in his hand, and to P 's utter astonishment, surprise and chagrin, said, "Mr. P , I hold in 

my hand a tame cluck which you ran down and killed this afternoon with a stick (here he showed the 
bruise on the duck's head). The owner of the duck is waiting on the outside for her pay." 

W. B. C. 



"What did you publish this book for anyway, I'd like to know?" sarcastically inquired an irate 
student of the other party, talking to an editor of The Argo. 

" For one dollar a copy, in advance, and you owe us for four copies," replied the editor. 

GL D. A. B. C. 



COLLEGE POLITICS. 

When an election is a game of three, Two, in their bitter sadness, 

Two hearts can win but pain, Smile — lest the other see, 

While the third one shares the joy, But one, in his new-found gladness, 

All had hoped to win. Forgot 't was a game of three. 

W. B. C. 



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SEMINARY WEST OP THE SUWANNEE. 

College Colors — Purple and Gold. 

College Yell — Boom get-a-rat-trap, bigger than a cat trap, 
Boom get-a-rat-trap, bigger than a cat trap, 
Boom-er-lang, boom-er-lang, Sis ! boom ! bah ! 
West Florida Seminary, Rah ! Rah! Rah! 



DIRECTORY. 

William S. Jennings, Chairman State Board of Education. 
John A. Henderson, President Board of Trustees. 
Albert A. Murphree, President West Florida Seminary. 
H. E. Bierly, Librarian and Secretary. 
W. M. McIntosh, President Anaxagorean Literary Society. 
B. A. Meginnis, President Platonic Debating Society. 
Asa B. Clark, President Oratorical Association. 
Arthur L. Randolph, President Athletic Association. 



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WISE SOPH. 



SOPHOMORE CLASS, 

Colors — Light Blue and White. 
Flower — Peach Blossom. 

Yell — Razzle Dazzle, Hobble Gobble, Sis ! boom ! bah ! 
Sophomore! Sophomore! Rah! Rah! Rah! 

OFFICERS 

Henrietta Ord Ames, President. 

Benjamin Andrews Meginnis, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Frank Winthrop, Historian. 



ROLL 

Apthorp, Alice, 

Apthorp, Agnes Kennedy, 

Ames, Henrietta Ord, 

President Class 1900-1901. 

Carter, Paul, 

Anniversary Debater, 1899; Manager Base Ball 
Team, 1900; Inter-Collegiate Debater, 1900; Con- 
testant W. F. S. to F. I. O. A., 1901. 

Johnson, Mamie Belle, 

McIntosh, William Munro, 

Sergeant-at-Arms Athletic Association, 1898; Pres- 
ident P. D. S, 1900; Manager B. B. Team, 1898; 
Captain Track Team, 1900-1901 ; President Anax- 
agorean Literary Society, 1901 ; Representative to 
F. I. O. A., 1901 ; Commencement Debater, 1900; 
Auniversary Debater, 1899-1900 ; Athletic Editor 
Aego, 1900-1901. 

Meginnis, Benjamin Andrews, 

Vice-President P. D. S., 1900; Vice-President Or- 
atorical Association, 1901; Secretary and Treas- 
urer Class 1901. 



Wilson, Emmett Augustus, 

Secretary and Treasurer P. D. S., 1900; Anniver- 
sary Debater, 1900. 

Winthrop, Frank Bayard, 

President P. D. S., 1901; Manager Track Team, 
1900-1901; Commencement Debater, 1900; Anni- 
versary Debater, 1900. 

Winthrop, Guy Louis, 

Secretary and Treasurer P. D. S., 1900; Commence- 
ment Debater, 1901. 

Wharton, William Henry, 

Randolph, Arthur Lee, 

President P. D. S., 1899; Commencement Debater, 
1899 ; Captain F. B. Team. 1898 ; Associate Man- 
ager B. B. Team, 1900-1901. 

Crawford, William Bloxham, 

Sergeant-at-Arms P. D. S., 1897; President State 
Oratorical Association. 1900-1901 ; Business Man- 
ager The Argo, 1900-liOl : Anniversary Debater, 
1900; Commencement Deba'er, 1901. 



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SOPHOMORE CLASS. 



HISTORY. 

OTF^HIS, the beginning of another school year, finds the Freshman Class of 1900, or, rather, a part 
^ <>i>R of it, full-fledged Sophomores, ready for the work of the coming season. In many respects 

^-£^> our class is one of the best in the school, for since our entrance we have had a most pros- 

perous career. True, our ranks have often been thinned by the examinations, but 1901 finds us with 
a roll of ten members, one of the largest Sophomore classes for many years. In our studies we do not 
claim to be the best, but so far we have never been without a medalist at Commencement, and our 
members have been on the winning side in the Inter-Collegiate debate and have won medals for school 
debating. As to the ability of our class in athletics, I think we may safely claim to be the best, for on 
the football eleven of last year we had six men. This fact alone proves that among us are some of 
the best athletes in the school. Judging from the past record, I think we may hope in 1903 to carry 
to graduation one of the largest classes in the history of the school. 

F. B. Winthrop, 

Historian. 



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COLLEGE DICTIONARY. 

Commencement — The end. 

Sophomore — A wise person; one of nature's noblemen. 

Rhetoricals — A revival of the tortures of the middle ages. 

Senior — One who rides a pony in the race for sheep skins. 

Junior — One who knows it all and tries to teach the faculty. 

Flunk — Process of changing from a four years' to a five years' course. 

Valedictorian — A wind instrument belonging to the Senior Class. 

Pony — A beast of burden used by students when traveling in unexplored lands. 

Faculty — A troublesome organization that interferes with student enterprise. 

Co-Eds — Another organization that stops a fellow from getting honors. 



To life, it is to linger on, 

To death, it is to die, 

To woman, it is to suffer long, 

To man it is to mourn, 

To God, it is to reward us all, 

When death is but a name. 

McIntosh. 



A PARODY. 

The Professor was yelling 

His hard and learned spelling, 

The "rats" were happy, noisy and gay, 

The bell had just ceased ringing, 

The choir was sweetly singing, 

"What Would My Black Coon Say." 

A. B. C. 

(To be sung to the tune of "The Church Across the Way.") 



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ON THE GULF— OUR PICNIC GROUNDS. 




FRESHMAN CLASS. 

Colors — Crimson and White. 

Flower — Pansy. 

Yell — Osky wow-wow, 

Skinny wow-wow, 

Wow-wow, 

Freshman. 

OFFICERS. 

F. F. Coles, President. 
John McDougall, Vice-President. 
Russell Lott, Sec'y and Treas. 
Elise Davis, Historian. 




ROLL. 



Bowen, Nettie Clare, 
Byrd, William Parish, 
Coles, Francis Flagg, 

V. P., P. D. S., 1900. 

Davis, Lodise DeVere, 
Historian, 1901. 

Herring, Rosa Reynolds, 
Hinson, Maggie Lee, 



Johnson, Willie Ella, 
Lott, Russell DeWitt, 
McDougall, John, 
Nicholson, Mary Eliza, 
Provence, Harry Walter, 
Saxon, Sarah Lucile, 
Vinson, Viola Sarah, 
Wilson, Fannie, 



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HISTORV. 

^HIS Class of about forty bright-faced boys and girls entered the Seminary in the fall of 1897. 

fA merrier set would have been hard to find. But, alas, many no longer answer to the 
roll-call. Some already have gone out to battle with the world, meeting its problems and 
making history for themselves. One of our fairest girls has embarked upon the stormy sea of matri- 
mony and one of our most loved and highly esteemed young men, Arie Donk, is numbered among 
those who sleep to wake no more. We miss him more and more as each day passes; we miss him on 
the play ground where his justness and kindness won the admiration of his fellow students; we miss 
him in the school-room where his gentlemanly conduct and faithfulness to his duties won the esteem 
of both teacher and pupil. Those who remain are not discouraged, but will endeavor to improve their 
opportunities and make up in quality what they lack in quantity, and, on a balmy night of June of 
1904, receive the coveted diplomas for which they shall have toiled so faithfully. 

Elise Davis, 

Historian. 



"What is an anecdote, Bilmac," asked Miss M . 

"A short, funny tale," answered Bilmac. 

"Good," said Miss M , "Now write a sentence on the board, containing the word." 

Bilmac pondered deeply and finally wrote: "A rabbit has four legs and one anecdote." 



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THE TRIP OP THE ARGO TO THE FLORIDA VOLCANO. 

NE bright morning in the early part of January, while the snow (?) was still on the ground, 



A\f&/n the Argo was launched just north of the Cascade, in the St. Augustine River, on this, her 

^*^><£) fi rs t; anc i most important voyage. 

For the last quarter of a century, the Florida volcano had occasioned much research in the realms 
of science. Party after party had been sent out, under the leadership of Livingston, Stanley, Bierly, 
and other men noted in scientific and explorative research, but each signally failed. One expedition 
in particular called forth much press and individual comment, for the reason that it proved the impossi- 
bility of a land party's ever reaching the volcano and showed the difficulties attendant upon any voy- 
age which might prove a success. This party was under the leadership of the three great men above 
mentioned and three months were passed in active preparations for the trip. On the 27th day of 
December, 1889, the cavalcade set forth from the capitol building, confident of success and encouraged 
by the applause of the citizens. They penetrated to within three miles of the volcano, when their 
compass became disarranged in some way and for days they wandered aimlessly about the seemingly 
never ending morass. On the morning of the fifth day Mr. Bierly volunteered to climb a tree to 
view the trackless forests to find a way of exit. His ascent was accomplished with much difficulty 
and danger, but his labors were destined to prove vain to the anxious watchers below. Just as he 
began his descent, the limb to which he was holding broke and he came tumbling to the ground in a 
much shorter time than it takes to tell. This ended the expedition begun under such auspicious 
circumstances. After eleven days of unceasing toil, the other members of the party were able to bring 
Professor Bierly back to Tallahassee. He had been rendered unconscious by his fall and for six weeks 
lay between life and death in the Sanitarium. 

So it is an easy matter for anyone to see that the brave commander of the Argo had no little 
undertaking in accomplishing his sworn intention of solving the mystery of the Volcano. After six 

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days of uneventful voyage the Argo reached the edge of the boundless swamps surrounding the goal 
of its ambition. The small boats were lowered, but for seven days their search was without success. 
On the evening of the seventh day as the boats were turning shipward, a canoe impelled by a single 
paddle was seen to round a point and make for what appeared to be a large oak tree. As the canoe 
reached the edge of the forest she suddenly disappeared. The boats immediately gave chase, and in 
the dark shadow of the trees the forward one had run into the trunk of the tree before she could be 
stopped. It appeared that the boat would be dashed to pieces, when lo! the bark of the tree opened 
as if it were a folding door and the little craft glided into a calm narrow channel leading through the 
trees. Early the next morning the boats reached a small clearing after no worse mishaps than several 
hand-to-hand conflicts with those pesky little insects laboring under the ponderous cognomen of 
"Must-eat-us." Just as the last boat reached the clearing, three men stepped from behind a huge tree 
and politely asked us to disembark, punctuating their remarks with the click, click, of three dangerous 
looking Winchesters. It took us two hours to explain to those men that we were intent on no 
hostile motive, but when we did succeed in assuring them of our peaceability, they treated us right 
royally. 

"But what is the mystery of the volcano? " you may ask, "and what was it like? " 
It was just like an ordinary old-fashioned washerwoman's clothes pot with a large fire underneath 
it and the ingredients of pure old Cuban Arguedente Whiskey inside — some of which is now on tap in 
the laboratory of the W. F. S., for the exclusive use of curious visitors. Try some. 

A. B. C. 



Prof. Long, to Clark (dictating Latin Prose Composition), "Slave, where is thy horse?" 
Clark, (looking up and much startled) "It is under my seat, sir, but T was not using it." 



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CEMETERY CLUB. 

Calhoun, ... - President. 

KNIGHTS OF THE TOMB 

Crawford, J. T. G., Keeper of the Graveyard. Billy Johnston, Grave Digger. 

Wilson, Living Skeleton. Carter, Chief Mourner. 

Meginnis, Undertaker. McDodgall, John, Door-Keeper. 

Paul Larkin, Sextoa. Day, Dirge Singer. 

PAST GRAND OFFICERS 

Harrison, Keeper of the Black Shoe. Joe Edmondson, Keeper of the House. 

Brigham Papy, Keeper of the Grub. Dick Van Brunt, Instructor to the Untutored. 

Corny Whitfield, Manager of the Wires. 



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Barker, William, 
Diamond, Ruby May, 
Campbell, Mattie A. 
Powell, Ruby, 
Geddy, Roberta, 
Owens, Annie Mable, 
Bowen, Edgar B., 
Rawls, Francis Fl/gg, 
Sergeant -at-arms P. D. S. 

McCord, Robert Bryan, 



THIRD YEAR CLASS. 

Colors — White and Black. 

Flower — Pumpkin Bloom. 

Yell — Boom— ter— rah-rah-boom, 
Boom-ter-rah-rah-boom, 
Boom-ter-rah-rah, boom-ter- 
rah— rah, boom, boom, boom, 
Third year, third year, give us room. 

OFFICERS. 

Bershe Meginnis, President. 
Peres B. McDougall, Vice-President. 
J. W. Edmondson, Secretary. 
Blanche Paret, Treasurer. 



1901. 



ROLL. 

Crawford, John T. G., 
Treas'r P. D. S., 1900; Sergeant- 
at-arms Anaxagorean Literary 
Society, 1901. 

Shdtan, Joseph Arthur, 
Cook, David Munroe, 
Evans, Julius Robert, 
Vice-President Anaxagorean So- 
ciety, 1901. 

Demilly, Margaret W. 



Paret, Blanche, 
Treasurer Class. 

Edmondson, J. Westcott, 

Treasurer Class; Secretary Anax- 
agorean Society, 1901; Com- 
mencement Debater, 1901. 

McDougall. P. B., 
Vice-President Class. 

Meginnis, Bershe, 
President Class. 



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THIRD YEAR CLASS. 



WEST FLORIDA SEMINARY. 



A grand old school is the W. F. S„ 
Of Floridian schools it is the best, 
It won its fame in a great debate, 
And in everything else it 's up to date. 



III. 



We have once already shown a city her fate, 
By whipping her college in a great debate ; 
So you see we 're entering the gate of fame, 
And over the world will soon have a name. 



II. 

It has made its mark in years two score, 

And will be the best in that many more. 

Just give us a trial and we '11 act our part, 

For our faculty (and even our students) are smart. 



IV. 

We can get up a show and be praised by all, 
We come out with glory in even base-ball. 
Since the day we started, we 've been going fast, 
And will do in the future as we have in the past. 



V. 

We have two normal classes for teachers you know, 

To prepare them better before they go 

Out in the world a school to teach, 

So you see they practice what they preach. 

A. Clyde Evans. 



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Alford, Rutledge Julius, 
Baker, Ethel Adelaide, 
Byrd, Tom Bradford, 
Carter, Francis Virginia Lilly- 
bell, 
Gates, Alma Argie, 
Cates, Mary Eulalah, 
Coles, Sarah Fannie, 
Costa, Minnie May, 
Damon, Bessie, 
Davis, Eugene Moore, 



SECOND VEAR CLASS. 

Colors — Blue and Crimson. 

Flower — Japonica. 

Yell — Bah! Rah! Rah! Second year class! 

OFFICERS. 



Eunice Rawls, President. 
Julian Howard, Vice-President. 
L. E. Maxwell, Secretary. 
Bessie Damon, Treasurer. 
Susie Van Brunt, Ass't Treasurer. 

ROLL. 

Evans, Alfred Clyde, 
Felkel, Henry Russell, 
Griffin, Susie Ethel, 
Householder, Roy Eugene, 
Howard, Julian, 
James, Helen McDonald, 
Johnson, Leila, 
Joost, Albert William, 
Lewis, Mary Elizabeth, 
Lott, Mabel Madura, 
Marcus, Marie Ruth, 



Maxwell, L. E., 
McCord, Guyte Pierce, 
Perkins, Hattie Louise, 
Quail, Ebie Mary, 
Rawls, Eunice, 
Reynolds, Mary, 
Sheats, James How t ell, 
Van Brunt. Susie Moore, 
Wilson, Julius Evans, 
Wilson, Ollie Lillian, 



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SECOND YEAR CLASS. 




Bryan, Lila Sylvester, 
Carter, Francis Beauregard, 
Carter, Minnie Lee, 
Davis, George Mac, 
Demilly, Prospiere Devere, 
Eppes, Susie Margaret, 
Jackson, Bettie Julia, 
Lavander, Laura Octavia, 
Lee, Daisy Benton, 
Lewis, Florence Annette, 



FIRST VEAR CLASS. 

Frank Carter, President. 
Colors — Any old colors. 
Flower — Likewise. 
Yell — They will find one in H- 



ROLL. 



Long, Shirley Virginia, 
Macon, Carrie May, 
McLin, Walter Smith, 
Mickler, Kate Ann, 
Perkins, William Kenneth, 
Sauls, Hermina. Cassalyn, 
Speaks, Daisy Lee, 
Spears, Sarah Whitaker, 
Stewart, Daisy St. Cl/>re, 
Stilley, Mamie, 



Wallace, Robert Lee, 



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SPECIAL STUDENTS. 

Miss Mary D. Lewis. 

Miss Bessie Pearce. 

Miss Mary Page Randolph. 

Miss Evelyn VV'iniiirop. 

Miss Harriet Bra dn er. 

Mr. Ernest McLin. 

Mr. William N. Sheats, Jr. 






"You should be a base-ball player," said the beetle to the spider. 
"Why so?" inquired the latter. 
"You are so good at catching flies." 
True, but 1 'd fall a victim to the fouls," and he went behind the bat. 



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\V. F. S. STUDENT-BODY. 



DRAMATIC CLUB. 

Arthur L. Randolph, --------- President. 

Asa B. Clark, ----------- Secretary. 

E. Glover Johnston, --------- Treasurer. 

A A. Murphree, ---------- Manager. 

Paul Larkin, ----------- Bill Poster. 

MEMBERS. 

William Bloxham Crawford. William Munro McIntosh. 

Arthur Lee Eandolph. Eugene Glover Johnson. 

Walter Harry Province. Asa Bushnell Clark. 

James Westcott Edmondson. Benjamin Andrews Meginnis. 

Mies Bessie Mulford Saxon. Miss Lela Jackson. 

Miss Bershe Meginnis. Miss Bessie Damon. 

Miss Elise Devere Davis. "Liver." 



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OFFICERS. 



Florence E Tausey. 
Lois M. Eastman. 
Evelyn Wooten. 
Gussie Herring. 
Leila B. Johnson. 
Lillian Bannerman. 
Florence A. Howell. 
Nellie Costa. 
Daisy Temple. 
Rossie Sauls. 
Jennie Moore. 
Fannie Wilson. 
Mary F. Coles. 
Maud Fenn. 
Addie C. Whittle. 
Belle Edwards. 
Miriam Core. 
Fannie Carlton. 
Susie V. Yent. 
Etta Mac Allen. 



Guy L. Odom, President. 
Eva Pickett, Vice-President. 
Harriet Bradner, Secretary. 
W. C. Peters, Treasurer. 

ROLL. 

M. B. Grover. 
Clifford Helton. 
Virginia Carrio. 
Francis V. L. Carter. 
Eva Pickett. 
S. Isabel Brown. 
Harriet B. Bradner. 
Victoria Ingram. 
Mrs. John Maige. 
Lena Yent. 
Julia Flowers. 
Zonie Giles. 
Ellen N. Apthorp. 
Pauline Potter 
Pauline Costa. 
Lenora Williams. 
Vinorlia Ward. 
Julia Fennkll. 
Ellen H. Cromartie. 



Susie Clark. 
Elizabeth M. Furen. 
S. N. Robinson. 

D0R0THY r E. BlSCOE. 

Cora Mac Hassell 
Ezella Robinson. 
Gussie Miller. 
LucY r Martin. 
Guy L. Odom. 
W. C. Peters. 
A. T. Browning. 
A. D. Wentworth. 
Frank Hartsfield. 
Eliza F. Gray. 
John Donaldson. 
D. H. Flowers. 
W. A. Rumph. 
Adam B. Carlton. 
W. H. Provence 
Thos. Kelly. 



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NORMAL CLASS. 



ALL ABOUT SOME OF OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS. 



Ames, Henrietta. 
Apthorp, Alice. . 
Apthorp, Agnes 
Bowen, Clare . . 

Byrd, W. B . . . 

Carter, Paul . . . 
Clark, A. B . . . 

Coles, F. F. . . . 
Crawford, W. B. . 
Davis, Elise. . . . 
Day, Gaston . . . 
Hathaway, F. A. 
Herring, Rosa. . 
Hinson, Maggie . 
Jackson, Lela . . 
Johnson, Mamie. 
Johnson, Willie . 
Lott, Russell . . 
Meginnis, B. A.. . 
McDougall, John. 
Mcintosh, W. M. 
Nicholson, Mary. 
Province, W. H 
Randolph, A. L 
Saxon, Lucile . 
Saxon, Hessie . 
Shutau, Mary . 
Wharton, Henry 
Winthrop, F. B 
Winthrop, G. L 
iston, E. G. 



ALIAS. 



Sweetness 

Specks 

"Most-of-it" . . . . 
Little One 

Brainy (?) 

Old Man Fuller. . . 

Asabelle 

Smartness . . 

Silly Billy 

Daisy Deau 

Daisy 

Professor. ... . . . 

Giggler 

Cris 

"Melia" 

Cowbell 

Little Willie . . . 

Stable 

Runt 

OBdipus 

Bilmac 

"Silent Mary". . . 

"Greek" 

"Teke" 

Shorty 

"Pa's Daughter". . 
Solomon's Daughter 

Wisdom 

Statesman 

Foxy 

"Goat" 



FAVORITE OCCUPATION. 



Looking Sweet . . . 
"Grinding" . . . . 
Indulging in Rest. . 
Sleeping 



Attending meetings of 
straight out faction. 

Loafing 

Annoying people in 
general. 

Laziness 

Making Presidents . . 

Gossiping 

Music 

Gassing 

Driving 

Looking at boys . . . 

Historian 

Smiling Sweet . . . . 

Breaking hearts. . . 

Ditto. . . 

Chasing Glover . . . . 

Rubbering 

" Meginness Corner" . 

Sleeping 

Keeping in line. . . . 

Cutting school . . . . 

Trying to get sick . . . 

Looking sweet . . . . 

Looking wise 

Trying to pass . . . . 

Hunting 

Looking handsome. . 

Doing nothing . . . . 



FAVORITE 
STUDY. 



Paul Carter . 
Chemistry. . 
English . . . 
Mrs. K . . 

All of 'em. . 

Politics . . . 
Prep. History 

None .... 
Carter. . . . 
Theatricals . 
Music .... 
Murphree . . 
Her "Pony" 
Everything. 
English . . . 
Spanish . . . 
Latin .... 
French . . . 

Guy 

Girls . . . . 
Spanish . . . 
English . . . 
His Clique. . 
Bierly .... 
Elocution . . 
Cutting boys 

Life 

History . . 
His Society . 

Ben 

Frank . . . . 



WHAT THEY SAY 
THEY WILL DO. 



WHAT WE BELIEVE. 



Trained Nu 
Teach . . . 
Actress . . 
Newspaper 

respondent 
Politician . 

Statesman 
Law . . . 



se. 



Cor- 



Machinist . 
Governor . 
Teaching . 
Music . . . 
Law . . . 
Teach . . . 
Matrimony 
Clerk . . . 
Teach. . . 
Old Maid . 
Stenographer 
Pres't P.D. S 
Get married . 
Whip Glover 
Trained Nurse 
Preacher . 
Machinist 
Music . . . 
Old Maid . 
Authoress 
Poet . . . 
Law . 
Nothing , 
Medicine . 



The New Woman 
Matrimony. 
Teach. 
Farmer. 

A Weary Willie. 

Rail Splitter. 
Book Agent. 

Nothing. 

Penitentiary Guard. 
Nurse. 
Will Bust. 
One-Horse Teacher. 

Running a Farm. 
Comic Actress. 
Dairy Farm 
Nothing of the kind. 
Matrimony 
iStreet Cleaner. 
Dil. 

Glover whip him. 
Keep boarding house. 
Policeman. 
Hobo. 

Teaching Dancing. 
Likewise. 
Teacher. 
Stump Speaker. 
Rollins? 'em High. 
Prize Fighter. 
Seaboard Brakeman. 



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Julius Rutledge Alford. 
Asa Bushnell Clark. 
David Munro Cook. 
John T. G. Crawford. 
Wm. Bloxham Crawford. 
George Mackey Davis. 
Prospere Devere Demilly. 
William Wyche Dickey. 



ANAXAGORbAN LITERARY SOCIETV. 

MEETS EVERY OTHER THURSDAY AFTERNOON. 

Colors — Red and Black. 

Yell — Rackety Cax Co-ax ! Co-ax ! 

Rackety Cax Co-ax ! Co-ax ! 

We 're the stuff! Yes Ave are! 

Anaxaooreans! Rah! Rah! Rah! 

William Munro McIntosh, President. 
Julius Robert Evans, Vice-President. 
James Wkstcott Edmondson, Secret.-u-v. 
Julian Thomas Howard, Treasurer. 
John T. G. Crawford, Sergeant-at-Arms. 
Asa Bushnell Clark, Critic. 
Guyte Pierce McCord, A. B. Clark and 
John T. G. Crawford, Query Committee. 



James Westcott Edmondson. 
Julius Robert Evans. 
Henry Russell Felkel 
Chari.es Nelson Head. 
Roy Eugene Householder. 
Julian Thomas Howard. 
E. K. Hollinger. 
Guyte Pierce McCord. 



William Munro McIntosh. 
Eugene Ernest McLin. 
Walter Smith McLin. 
William Kenneth Perkins. 
Clarence Eugene Shine. 
Robert Lee Wallace. 
Adkian Dexter Wentwortu 
Geokge Irving Williams. 



honorary members. 

Hon. William Dunningham Bloxham. Hon. William Bailey Lamar. 

Governor William Sherman Jennings. President Albert Alexander Murphree. 

Hon. William H Ellis. Hon. George P. Raney. 



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ANAXAGOREAN LITERARY SOCIETY. 



HISTORY. 

x</^\yF the history of the Anaxagorean Society there is little to tell. We who constitute this 
^to/ society were once members of a Society, not a hundred miles from here, known as the 

^S?<£) Platonic Debating Society, and while members of that august body were styled politically 

"the split-tail faction." Now we cannot account for the origin of this title any more than we can for 
the "Kiltonic" one, but when we left the old Society there was no split in our ranks. Dissatisfac- 
tion with the unjust treatment of the opposing faction, who were in the majority, led us to resign, and 
before the last man of the split-tail faction had left the portals of the Platonic Hall amidst jeers and 
cheers, the advance guard was filing into the opposite hall, ready to form a new society. Of course we 
were severely criticized, but of our effort we submit the following for your consideration : 

1. The Anaxagorean Literary Society was organized with twenty members. 

2. Two of our members have been President of the Platonic Society. 

3. One of our members was the organizer and first President of the Florida Inter-Collegiate 
Oratorical Association. 

4. One of our members holds the office of President of the West Florida Seminary Oratorical 
Associaton. 

5. One of our members holds the office of Representative of this Institution to the Florida Inter- 
Collegiate Oratorical Association. 

6. The Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager and Athletic Editor of The Argo are members of our 
Society. 

7. The Platonic Debating Society has refused a challenge from us for a joint debate. 

8. We have challenged two State Colleges for Inter-Collegiate debates. 

9. At present we have more members than the Platonic Society. 

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10. We hold annual debates at Commencement, and have a medal offered for the best debater. 

1 1 . We have prizes offered for the best debaters in the Society. 

The Anaxagorean Society is yet young, but if the present unbounded success it has met is a fore- 
runner of its future, then it bids fair to become the first literary and debating society of the Peninsular 
State. One thing striking about this Society is the unselfish and patriotic love which its members hold 
for it. They rally en masse and enthusiastically around their standard of Crimson and Black and with 
their "rackety-cax" cheer its onward march. 

We have six honorary members and we are proud of them. They are men who, by their sterling 
integrity, perfect honesty and gifted statesmanship have made the silvery pages of Florida History 
shine with a beauty that sends a patriotic thrill of joy through the breast of every native born Floridian. 
No honor too great can be bestowed upon them. Their promotion and success in life is closely watched 
by our members and none rejoice more to see the mantles of honor fall upon their worthy shoulders than 
do our members who feel that the names of Bloxham, Lamar, Jennings, Murphree, Raney and Ellis 
are indelibly linked with the name ''Anaxagorean." 

We love our Society; we love our honorary members. Into the dim future we can see her, not 
only the peer of any in our native State, but as one of the leading societies of the South. 

For generations yet unborn in this beautiful land of ours, the fair standard of Crimson and Black 
will wave triumphant from the lofty towers of the Seminary West of the Suwannee. Tallahassee's balmy 
breezes will waft its simple folds and the music of the winds, as they sough gently through the tranquil 
pines to greet the victorious banner, will ever murmur softly, sweetly, "Anaxagorean," while far below 
our boys will greet it: 

Rackety Cax Co-ax ! Co-ax ! 

Rackety Cax Co-ax ! Co-ax ! 

We 're the stuff! Yes we are! 

Anaxagoreans! Rah! Rah! Rah! Historian. 

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VIEWS IN TALLAHASSEE. 



CARTER'S FAREWELL TO SPLIT-TAIL 
FACTION. 

[with apologies to pat murphy.] 

Fare thee well, you Split-tail Faction, 
Fare the well, you Cracker brutes ; 

Never more shall Carter's actions 
Bear for you their merry fruits. 

Never more shall the old school 

See me, as it has of yore, 
Working voters en masse 

In the lobby — on the floor. 

In no more of your caucusses 

Shall I ever take a part; 
I came to you with good intentions, 

But I got the "marble heart." 

I am done; and slow descending 
Falls the curtain on my play, 

While the player's never ending 
Labor (?) lures him far away. 

W. B. C. 



MARTIAL ANTS. 

[WITH APOLOGIES TO N. C. NAPIER.] 

'Twas commencement time, and down near the 

gate, 
'Neath the Campus pines, sat Glover and Kate. 
They seemed so happy, watching the throng 
Of people pass. Well, 'twasn't wrong. 

And there in the midst of their laughter and 

mirth, 
While reposing languidly on old mother earth, 
A horrible thing happened — 'truth, ne'ertheless, 
Some ants crawled onto sweet Kate's dress. 

"0, look at those ants, knock them off," said 

Glover, the lad, 
For those insects parading made him quite mad. 
"Now, don't be alarmed," said sweet Kate, the 

maid, 
"They're only having a dress parade." 

W. B. C. 



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PLATONIC DEBATING SOCIETY. 

Meets every other Friday Afternoon. 
Colors — Garnet and Gray. 

B. A. Meginnis, President. 
A. C. Evans, Vice-President. 
John McDougall, Secretary. 
"William Parish Byrd, Treasurer. 

Francis Flagg Bawls, Sergeant-at-Arms. 



ROLL. 



Thomas Bradford Byrd. 
William Parish Byrd. 
Jessie Talbot Bernard. 
Edgar Barefoot Bowen. 
Francis Flagg Coles. 
Paul Carter. 
Arthur Clyde Evans. 
Edward Glover Johnston. 
John Kent Johnston. 
Bobert Bryan McCord. 
John McDougall. 



Peres Brokaw McDougall. 
Benjamin Andrews Meginnis. 
Albert Alexander Murf-hree. 
William Harry Provence. 
Arthur Lee Bandolfh. 
Arthur Josefh Shutan. 
James Howell Sheats. 
Francis Flagg Bawls. 
Guy Louis Winthrop. 
Francis Bayard Winthrop. 
Augustus Emmett Wilson. 



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PLATONIC DEBATING SOCIETY. 




HISTORY. 

iO^SVN the afternoon of December 10, 1897, some fifteen or twenty boys met in the Chapel Hall 
J, V©/p °f th e Seminary, for the purpose of considering plans for the forming of a debating society. 

>-=~S5<3 ]\/[ r> Whiteman was chosen chairman of the meeting and after stating the benefits to be 
derived from such a society, asked the opinion of the men present in regard to the proposed movement. 
After some discussion it was unanimously decided to form a society, and a committee was appointed to 
draft a constitution and by-laws. After several days, we were again called together for the purpose of 
hearing the report of the aforesaid committee. The report of this committee, with a few changes, was 
adopted and the organization was made permanent, and from that memorable day dates the birth of the 
Platonic Debating Society, whose motto has ever been, "Reason, Man's Guide." 

The electives for the first term of the society were Mr. Whiteman, President, Mr. Harry Dozier, 
Vice-President, Mr. G. J. Winthrop, Secretary and Treasurer, and Mr. E. G. Johnston, Sergeant-at- 
Arnis. These officers were elected for a term of four months and during their term the Society grew, 
not only in numbers but also in strength. The question for the first annual debate at Commencement 
was, Resolved, "That War is Necessary for the Advancement of Civilization." Messrs. C. G. Parlin and 
F. A. Hathaway were chosen to champion the affirmative, and Messrs. G. J. Winthrop and E. G. John- 
ston were chosen to represent the negative. In this debate the affirmative was successful and Mr. 
Hathaway was awarded the Winthrop Medal for the best debater. Soon after Mr. Clark's election to 
the Presidency, a committee was appointed to arrange for the commencement debate. The committee 
handed in the following report: Question, Resolved, ' k That the Expansion Policy of the United States 
Is Detrimental to the Republic." Debaters, affirmative, Messrs. A. B. Clark and A. P. Harrison, and 
negative A. L. Randolph and Arie Donk. This debate was decided in favor of the affirmative, and the 
Winthrop Medal was awarded to Mr. A. P. Harrison. 

It was during Mr. Mcintosh's administration that the Society gained the distinction of being the 



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first Society in the State to propose Inter- Collegiate debating in Florida, for it was during this term 
that the Platonic Debating Society challenged the Florida Agricultural College, at Lake City, for a 
debate. After a few preliminary arrangements, the challenge was accepted and the question, "Resolved, 
That United States Senators Should Be Elected by a Direct Vote of the People," was chosen. The 
Society chose as its representatives Messrs. Paul Carter and Asa B. Clark. After allowing the visiting 
Society the choice of sides, the negative fell to us. The debate was held in Monroe's Opera House 
on the night of May 5, 1899, and resulted in a glorious victory for the Platonic Debating Society. 
Thus was the first Inter-Collegiate debate in Florida won by the Platonic Debating Society. Closely 
following the debate with the Florida Agricultural College came the Commencement debate. The 
question was, "Resolved, That the Standing Army of the United States Should Be Increased." Messrs. 
B. A. Meginnis and A. E. Wilson represented the affirmative and F. B. Winthrop and W. M. Mcintosh 
the negative. The judges decided in favor of the negative and Mr. F. B. Winthrop was the winner of 
the Winthrop Medal. The last election for this year took place in February, when the following 
officers were chosen: Mr. Paul Carter, President, Mr. Clyde Evans, Vice-President, Mr. John McDou- 
gall, Secretary and Treasurer, and Mr. Flagg Rawls, Sergeant-at-Arms. This ends the history of the 
Society up to this year and it finds us still maintaining the enviable reputation of being not only the 
foremost debating society in the Seminary, but also in the State. E. G. Johnston, 

Historian. 

CARTER TO "TEEB" RANDOLPH. 

" Where purple asters in the woodlands nod, 
Bierly said we'd go and study golden rod. 
As there are eighty kinds, the theme is vast, 
Suppose we do some courting while the lessons 
last." 

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SEMINARY JOURNAL AND ADVERTISER. 



SIDE TALKS WITH STUDENTS. 

By T eke and Shiner. 



Under this head we ivill answer any questions sent us by 

Students. 



Uncle Fuller. -We do not think you would be safe in 
running the Platonic Society without giving Glover a free 
swing. 

-X- X * 

Billmac — You would be displaying poor policy to say 
that, you represent your Society. Lengthy Crawford and 
Asabelle might challenge your statement, and from the in- 
formation at hand we think they are hard to handle. 

* * * 

Frank B.-We are sorry you have such a hard time fall- 
ing in love and are doubly sorry that it causes you to neglect 
your studies. We recommend the studying of the following 
quotation: "Love seldom haunts the breast where learn- 
ing lies." 

x- * # 

Monk Meginnis. — It would be an unnecessary expense 
to buy a bicycle. Just ride the wheels in your head. If 
these wheels are out of gear, we recommend you have them 
treated hy Doctor Larkin. 

* * # 

Uncle Fuller. — From the symptoms you describe, we 
diagnose the case of your friend, Bill Johnston, as follows : 
He is suffering from an aggravated case of the big head. It 
is an incurable disease which frequently causes the skull to 
fracture, with escape of much gas. The disease is in that 
part of the head where the brains ought to be. We would 
recommend hypodermic injections of fluid extract of brains 
three times a day. 



Sheats. — We would advise you not to try to smother 

the faculty. 

* * * 

Wharton. — You do not seem to understand the origin of 
the name of Cafe. We are not surprised. The secret is held 
by a corporation. However, if you will investigate the 
Fraters' and Friends' supper, you might be able to gain the 
information desired. 

Nellie. — We think you are in error about Daisy Day be- 
ing two-faced. If he had an extra one he would "certAinly 
wear it occasionally, as his present one has about given out 

* * * 

Hathaway. — You ask when it is likely that Bierly will 
give you 100. We think never. 

* * * 

B. M. S. — You ask which is the best orator in school. 
This is hard to settle. Crawford, Clark, Carter, Johnston, 
Mcintosh and Hathaway each claim this honor. There is 
a good moral in this Never believe what a man says con- 
cerning himself, and especially when he is talking to a 

young lady. 

-x- * * 

Guy L. — No, we do not think it would be degrading in 
you to study spelling. After a careful perusal of your com- 
munication we are of the opinion that it would prove a 

material benefit. 

* * * 

Tony Burns. — Though you are not a student of this Col- 
lege, yet we will answer your communication with pleasure. 
We do not hesitate to say that it would be dangerous 
for you to go visiting out by the College. Crawford and 
Clark hold the entrance at the bottom of Clin con Street 
and the bull-dogs hold the fort at hill just opposite them. 
We think you would be pursuing a dangerous policy in 
making these visits. 



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FACULTY PIPE CLUB. 

Chief Meerschaum, --------A. A. Murphree. 

Grand Cob, ___._. H. E. Bierly. 

admirers of the Clay. Devotees of the Wood. 

D. P. Parham. W. B. Long. 

J. C. Calhoun. L. W. Buchholz. 

This Club holds semi- weekly meetings in room 610 of Science Building. The standard tobacco 
used, as adopted by the Club, is Duke's "Misery." The Club uses this tobacco in order to set a good 
example for the students in Economics. 



Billy J. — " Say, Professor, what does M. D. mean on a Doctor's card ? " 
Professor. — "It means money down, my son." 



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THE ALUHNU/C ASSOCIATION. 



Alec P. Harrison, A. B., (Class of 99) President 

Catherine McIntosh, B. L., (Class of '98) . . . Vice-President. 
Mary Herring, B. L., (Class of '96) . . Secretary and Treasurer. 
Edith Elliot, A. B., Cla9s of 1900) ■» 

Evelyn C. Lewis, A. B., (Class of 1900) J ' 



Local Committee. 



Class of '91. 

Bessie Edgar, A. B., Teacher Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

J. A. Edmondson, A. B., Lawyer Tallahassee, Fla. 

Jemmy Johnson, nee Grant, A. B., Teacher, Gainesville, Fla. 
R. P. Hopkins, A. B., Agent S. A. L. By . Tallahassee, Fla. 

E. C. Love, A. B., Lawyer Quincy, Fla. 

J. D. Love, A. B., Physician Jacksonville, Fla. 

G. B. Perkins, A. B., Lawyer Tallahassee, Fla. 

Class of '93. 
Francis P. Fleming, Jr., A. B., Lawyer . Jacksonville, Fla. 

Class of '95. 

Ida C. Arbuckle, nee Meginnis, B. L Decatur, Ga. 

Jennie H. Murphree, nee Henderson, B. L., Tallahassee, Fla. 

Class of '96. 

Mary W. Apthorp, A. B., Post Graduate Boston Uni- 
versity Boston, Mass. 

Jessie Edmondson, B. L Tallahassee, Fla. 

Julia Herring, B. L., Teacher Tallahassee, Fla. 

Mary Herring, B. L., Teacher ..... Gainesville, FJa. 
Sarah E. Henderson, nee Lewis, A. B. . . Tallahassee, Fla. 
Richard W. Van Brunt, A. B., Teacher . . Monticello, Fla. 

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Class of '97. 

Louis T. Whitfield, A. B., W. II. Auditing Office, 

Jacksonville, Fla. 
Grizelle Hart, nee Bassett, A. B Tallahassee, Fla. 

Class of '93. 

Gertrude Chittenden, A. B., Conservatory of 

Music, '99 and '00 Boston, Mass. 

Catherine Mcintosh, B. L Tallahassee, Fla. 

Class of '99. 

Lillian Ethel Bowen, A. B., Stenograplier.Tallahassee, Fla. 

Harriet B. Braduer, A. B Tallahassee, Fla. 

A. P. Harrison, A. B., Clerk Tallahassee, Fla. 

Class of 1900. 

Edith Elliott, A. B., The Melba New York, N. Y. 

Evelyn Cameron Lewis, A. B Washington, D. C. 

Kate Louise Moor, A. B Tallahassee, Fla. 

Lindsay Caspar Papy, B. L., Hotel Clerk, Tallahassee, Fla. 
James Henry Bandolph, A. B., (Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity, Medical Department) Baltimore, Md. 

Annie Maxwell Rawls, B. L Tallahassee, Fla. 




ALECK. PERKINS HARRISON, 
President Alumni-a;' Association. 



"THE COITIN THAT CAME FOR LEE/ 



1. When the lordly James its waters in mad 

tumult hurled, 
The shadow of death's cold angel, o'er our 
South Laud its wiugs unfurled. 

2. It hovered and lingering waited, the soul of 

our hero to bear, 
To realms of celestial glory, where heroes no 
more wield the spear. 

3. A short time only it hovered, and then with its 

wiugs outspread, 
From earth's grief-stricken hearts departed, 
with the soul of our lordliest dead. 



6. The wild waters still surged madly 

The little town around, 
Nor could a casket, rich and rare, 
For one so great be found. 

7. When, at last, in the gloaming, a watcher on the 

banks of the flowing tide, 
Chanced on a rough-hewn wooden box, lying 
stranded on its side. 

8. And when this box was rifled, behold ! the 

treasure see, 
For there, by the fury of the waves cast up, 
was the rich coffin for " Our Lee." 



4. The merciful Father in Heaven gave the hero 

his tribute, ' Well Done ! " 
While the sorrowing hearts on earth bemoaned 
their leader who was gone. 

5. Then came the sad, sad, duty, to these stricken 

hearts in gloom, 
And they sought for a princely casket, their 
brave one to entomb. 



9. And 't was thus, by the aid of High Heaven, 
that we buried our sacred dead, 
While some thought our hero rewarded, and 
others were filled with dread. 

10. In truth "t was a marvelous tribute, sent by our 
God above, 
For Robert E. Lee, Our Hero, who on earth 
we were proud to love. 



Oct. 2d, 1900. 



11. This day is a day of scoffers, but who will dare 
to say, 
That the noblest man the South ere bore was 
not buried in God's own way? 



Aleck P. Harrison, A. B. 



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WEST FLORIDA SEMINARY ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION. 

Asa Bushnell Clark, President. 

Benjamin Andrews Meginniss, Vice-President. 

Bessie Mulford Saxon, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Edward Glover Johnston, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. 

Paul Carter, Contestant for 1901. 

William Bloxham Crawford, Representative for 1901 (first contest). 

William Munro McIntosh, Representative for 1901 (second contest). 



Ames, Henrietta Ord, 
Apthorp, Agnes, 
Barker, William Julius, 
Bowen, Edgar Barefoot, 
blerly, hezekiah elmer, 
Byrd, William Parish, 
Byrd, Thomas Bradford, 
Bernard, Jesse Talbot, 
Clark, Asa Bushnell, 
Crawford, William Bloxham, 
Crawford, John T. G., 
Carpenter, Eugene Bernard, 
Coles, Francis Flagg, 
Carter, Paul, 
Day, Gaston, 
Davis, Louise DeVere, 
McDougall, John, 
Demilly Maggie Whitehead, 
Damon, Bessie, 



MEMBERS. 

Diamond, Ruby May, 
Evans, Julius Robert, 
Evans, Arthur Clyde, 
Edmondson, James Westcott, 
Griffin, Ethel, 
Hinson, Maggie Lee, 
Householder. Roy Eugene, 
Herring, Rosa, 
Jackson, Leila, 
Johnson, Miles H., Jr. 
Johnson, Mamie Belle, 
Johnson, Willie Ella, 
Johnston, Edward Glover, 
Johnston, John Kent, 
Lott, Russell DeWitt, 
Long, William Bethel, 
McCord, Robert Bryan, 
McDougall, John, 
Meginnis, Benjamin Andrews, 



Murphree, Albert Alexander, 
Mickler, Kate. 
McIntosh, William Munro, 
Nicholson, Mary Elizabeth, 
Perkins, Hattie Louise, 
Paret, Blanche, 
Provence, Walter Harry, 
Quaile, Ebie Mary, 
Randolph, Arthur Lee, 
Rawls, Francis Flagg, 
Saxon, Bessie Mulford, 
Saxon, Sarah Lucile, 
Sheats, James Howell, 
Shutan, Mary, 
Vinson, Mattie Viola, 
Wilson, Augustus Emmktt, 
Winthrop, Francis Bayard, 
Winthrop, Guy Louis, 
Wilson, Fannje, 



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Florida Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Association. 

First Annual Contest, Jacksonville, Feb. 21, 1901. 




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PAUL CARTER, 
Our Contestant. 



WILLIAM BLOXHAM CRAWFORD, 

Our Representative. 

First President oe State Association. 



GAMBLERS' CLUB. 



Lord High Gambler in Chief, - " BILMAC." 

(Special Course taken in Poker Dice Throwing and Chicken Fighting.) 

"SILLY BILLY," ------ Knight of the High Dice. 

" CAFE," ) 

" ASA BELLE," j ' " " " ' 

"J. T. G., \ 

"WECK," j --- 

"BLANKETS," 

" FOXY " 

'•MONK'' Lords of " Stud " Poker. 

"TEKE," 

" BILLY " JOHNSTON, - 



Lords of Peonuchle. 
Lords of "Damn" Pedro. 



J. C. C- 



HONORARY MEMBERS. 

W. B. L- 



Cliief Bluffer. 



BLUE RIBBON DINING CLUB. 



President : 
E. G. JOHNSTON. 

Vice-President : 
F. F. COLES. 

Secretary and Treasurer : 
B. A. MEGINNIS. 



Toast Master : 

F. B. WINTHROP. 

Sergeant-at-Arms : 

G. L. WINTHROP. 

Members : 
A. L. RANDOLPH. 



MOTTO — Good eating and plenty of it. 



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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. 

A. B. CLARK, ------- President, 

E. G. JOHNSTON, ------- Secretary. 



W. M. McINTOSH, 
A. L. RANDOLPH, 

F, COLES. 

H. PROVENCE. 

G. JOHNSTON. 
A. CLARK. 

W. McLIN. 
W. McINTOSH. 
E. McLIN. 



H. SHEATS. 
W. SHEATS. 
F. CARTER. 
K. PERKINS. 

F. WINTHROP. 

G. WINTHROP. 
J. CRAWFORD. 



Treasurer. 
Captain of Field Sports 

W. CRAWFORD 
W. EDMONDSON. 

B. MEGINNIS. 

C. HEAD. 

W. WHARTON. 
W. BYRD. 
J. HOWARD. 




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SOME HOTELS AND LIVERY STABLES OF TALLAHASSEE. 



FOOTBALL TEAM 

OFFICERS: 

A. L. RANDOLPH, ------ Captain. 

A. B. CLARK, -------- Manager. 

RANDOLPH, F. B. CARTER, R. G. 

JOHNSTON, R. H. B. RICHARDSON, L. G. 

MANNING, L. H. B. WINTHROP, F. R. T. 

CLARK, Q. P. WINTHROP, G. L. T. 

COLES, C. McINTOSH, R. E. 

McDOUGALL, L. E. 
LONG, McGRIFF, DEMILLY, HOWARD, Subs. 



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BASE BALL TEAM 

OFFICERS: 



W. B. LONG, 

A. L. RANDOLPH, 

E. E. McLIN, 



Manager. 

Assistant Manager. 

- Captain. 



McINTOSH, P. 
McLIN, C. 
SHE ATS, 1st B. 
RANDOLPH, 2nd B. 
CLARK, S. S. 
PROVENCE, 3rd B. 



JOHNSTON, R. F. 
WENTWORTH, C. F. 
HOWARD, L. F. 
WILSON, ) 



W. McLIN, j 



Subs. 



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W. F. S. BASE BALL TEAM. 



TRACK TEAM* 

OFFICERS : 



W. M. McINTOSH, 
F. B. WINTHROP, 



Captain. 
Manager. 



McINTOSH, W. M. 
WINTHROP, G. L. 
WINTHROP, F. B. 
CLARK, A. B. 



JOHNSTON, E. G. 
RANDOLPH, A. L. 
PROVENCE, W. I J. 
McLIN, E. E. 



RECORDS: 

Standing High Jump — Randolph, 4 feet. 

Running High Jump — Randolph and G, Winthrop, 5 feet, 1 inch. 

Standing Broad Jump — Randolph, 8 feet, 5 inches. 

Running Broad Jump — Mcintosh, 18| feet. 

Hundred and Twenly Yards Dash — G. and F. Winthrop, 10 seconds. 

Quarter Mile— F. Winthrop, 1:47. 



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IN MEMOMAM. 



A LYRIC. 



Alas we are ordained to mourn, 

For Cafe has gone away, 

No more shall we with pleasure see 

His smiling grecian face, 

To pastures green, and meadows wide, 

His dainty hoofs have fled, 

No more shall we with wonder see 

The bight of his high jump, 

With ambling gate and look of glee 

He'd to the obstruction run, 

Then with graceful stride and air of pride 

He'd over it go plunk. 

Oh to see him once again 

Is all that I could ask, 

But never more is it for me 

To see with high delight, 

The feats that were by Cafe performed 

Upon the campus green. 

W. M. McIntosii. 



The day was cool, the air was chill, 

Murphree was frozen stark and still, 

Sheats had cut, 

And so had Rut, 

And only Hollinger was needed to fill the bill. 

Murphree and Long each jumped on a wheel, 
Armed with hickories, paddles and steel, 
And showed by their looks, 
That the bundering crooks, 

Would receive some gifts which would make them 
squeal. 

Some hours later on that winter's day, 

After Sheats and his friends had gone away, 

They came hustling in, 

Scared to the skin, 

Knowing King Albert possessed full sway. 

Nor were their hopes blasted 

For their punishment, while it lasted, 

Caused each little "rat" 

To grab for his hat, 

And rush home with a muttered "Dod-gast-it." 

A. B. C. 



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VIEWS IN TALLAHASSEE. 



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INAUGURATION DAY. 

'(^p^IIERE hadn't been so much applause in the chapel of the West Florida Seminary since the 
announcement ol the inability of the President to attend school, as there was on the 
morning of the 7th of January, when that same President told us in a few well chosen 
words that there would be no session of school the next day, as we would all like to attend the in- 
auguration ceremonies of Governor Jennings. 

The morning passed very quietly, but the day was not destined to end without the West Florida 
Seminary's entering, in no small degree, into the festivities. About two o'clock the rustics of the 
militia were amazed to see a carriage, bearing unknown (to them) colors, roll rapidly down the street 
towards the Leon Hotel and they gazed open-mouthed when that same carriage drove bravely back 
with the newly inaugurated Governor occupying an honored seat. The drive was an honor to all 
(especially the Governor). The carriage was indeed filled with celebrities, containing, besides the 
Governor, two presidents and three other distinguished gentlemen. Promptly, at the stroke of three, 
the carriage took its stand before the east portico of the Capitol to enable its occupants to better 
review the troops. 

After the parade, it was decided to take a short drive into the surrounding country. By some 
egregious blunder we had been given a pair of balky horses, and it is only necessary to say that the 

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things balked nine times in half as many miles, to give you some idea of our enjoyment. Perhaps I 
should say here that the Governor had been left at the Leon so there was no restraint put upon the 
select college language (?). (I have been told by good authority that at each balking place the trees 
are withered from the contaminated atmosphere and people have been forced to move their boarding 
places from these dangerous vicinities for every time one breathed this air he became imbued with such 
a propensity for speaking learneA language that he would shock all his neighbors). At several of 
these stops "Teke the Tenor" gave us selections from his large fund of popular airs. The very birds 
were charmed and to this day some of them are still whistling his wonderful songs. 

Although considerable Seminary language was used on the horses there was enough left to cause 
the stable owner to push the police alarm on our return. Sad, but true! 

Only a comparatively few students figured in the Inaugural Ball, but the way that supper of Mr. 
Wilson's placed before them disappeared would have led one to think these students had hard boarding 
places or else that they had'nt eaten anything for some time prevous, saving up especially for this 
occasion. It reminded one of the suppers of the ''Fraters and Friends" of Thanksgiving when five 
lucky (?) men were invited. After it was over they had between them four apples, eight oranges, and 
seven bananas, (and only one of them attended recitations next day.) 

It is all past and only the memory remains, but such a memory calling forth a hungry feeling in 
our breasts (?) and bringing tears to our eyes. 

A. B. C. 



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TO HORACE CLASS. 

Oh Lydia! I conjure thee, 
By all the powers above, 
Tell thy intent to Sybaris 
In filling his heart with love. 

Why fears he to cross the Tyber? 
Why hates he the Sunny Plain ? 
Why shuns he his own companions? 
Why rides he with palsied reins ? 

Why does he avoid the Quoit? 
Why does he neglect the game ? 
Why "cuts" he the exercises ? 
I fear there's none but thee to blame ? 



(Translation of Ode VIII.) 




A. B. C. 



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STOCK YARNS TOLD BY THE FACULTY. 

W. B. I-OJVO. 

When I was in the mountains of Tennessee last summer, as I was 
walking along a mountain road, I saw an old man with white hair and 
a long, flowing, hoary beard, who seemed to have reached the limited 
three score years and ten, sitting by a large tree crying as if his heart 
would break. I asked him what was the matter and he replied that 
his "pa" had just whipped him for throwing stones at his grandfather. 
Amazement seized me, and finding the domicile of this modern Me- 
thuselah was only a short distance further, I determined to have a look 
at him. After walking perhaps a half mile, the old man, who had ac- 
companied me, suddenly cried, "That's him, that's him." I looked through the trees and saw 

. (Here the Professor always pauses to have his classes exclaim, "Saw what"). "I saw," 

he continued, solemnly shaking his finger at the pale and scared face of Mr. Meginniss, "I saw 
the old man sitting on a pine log cracking hickory nuts with his teeth." (Silence). 




.1. C. CAI.IIOU1V. 

When I returned from Germany last summer I brought back a friend with me who was 
anxious to see something of America. I was living in Washington at the time and took great 
pains to show him all the best buildings, etc. But every building, or anything of note I showed 
him, he would always say: "Mein Gott, Calhoun, dat ist noding, wir hab three times grosser 
houses in Deutschland." So when the diurnal luminary had sunk to rest once more behind the 
occidental horizon, I returned home, wondering what I should do for his amusement the next day. 

9t> 



Still pondering on this question, I left Herr — — talking with my family and walked down 
to the front gate to cool my heated brow. I saw a man coming along the street with a large 
snapping turtle in his hand. A brilliant idea seized me, (don't look so startled Mr. Clark, it is 
not the first one). Without much trouble or cash I persuaded the man to let me have the 
turtle. I slipped it in the house, up the stairs and under Herr bedclothes unseen. Noth- 
ing happened until about eleven o'clock, when I showed my friend to his room and waited for 
him to retire. He slipped off his clothes and crawled in bed. I turned to switch off the 

electric light, when suddenly Herr flung off his clothes, screaming " Mein Gott, Mein 

Gott." "What is it?" I inquired quite innocently. He rolled out on the floor with that 
blessed turtle stuck fast to his big toe. 

" Mein Gott in Himmel, Calhoun, what is it?" 

I looked at him coolly and said "O, I thought something was the matter with you. That! 
O that 's nothing but a small bed bug, dont you have them larger than that in Germany ? " 



ADVICE TO >!< IXM I. II I, 

" He who courts and goes away, 
Lives to court another clay: 
But he who weds and courts girls still, 
May get to court against his will." 

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THAT TRIP. 



Said Billy to his partner, 

"Just think of the books I'll get, 
I'll stay all day in the bookstore 

And all night, too, you bet." 

Said his partner to Billy, 

"I'll celebrate till the dawn, 

For I cannot pay a board bill 

And have nothing I can pawn." 

And thus they speculated 

What they'd do in Jacksonville 
But they certainly were disappointed, 

Especially Booky Bill. 

But the way it all did happen, 
And how it came about, 



Is a by-word to the students 
Who expected this lay out. 

A gentlemen went to the city 

to get a lower rate, 
We'll get a message from him, 

In time for November's debate. 

We got the nine-dollar-ninety, 

And I certainly felt for Bill — 

I was afraid to broach the subject, 
For tear he'd have a chill. 

Our President was sorrowful, 
But he did'nt show it much, 

But if disappointment would cripple, 
He certainly needs a crutch. 

B. A. Meginnis. 



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SENIORS. 



This class of noughty one, 

Is small and brave and bold, 

But a finer class than any 

Whose history has yet been told. 

Miss Bessie M. Saxon, 

Is bright and fair, 
A perfect blonde 

Without a care. 

She is gay and free, 

As a summer's breeze, 
With a look in her eyes 

To force men to their knees. 



Miss Lela Jackson 
Is tall and slim 



With plenty of sense 
And plenty of vim. 

Her German and Latin 

She recites out of sight, 
Her English is good, 

And Ethics her delight. 

Mr. Asa B. Clark 

Is careless and slow, 
Good for nothing 

And never for show. 

So, let them rest, 

This class of the Crimson and Gold 
On their laurels of the past, 

These three seniors bold. 

A. B. C. 



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Honorary Members Anaxagorean Literary Society. 





HON. WILLIAM BAILEY LAMAR. 



PRESIDENT ALBERT A. MURPHREE. 



GLOVER'S DOG. 

[with apologies to unknown author.] 



Glover had a little brute 

As fast as it could waddle, 
And everywhere that Glover 'd scoot, 

That little pup would toddle. 
It tugged him down the street one day, 

Close up behind the buggy ; 
Oh ! how it loved to run away, 

This naughty little puggy. 



One day when Glover went to church, 

This frisky little scamp 
Thought he 'd leave him in the lurch 

And go and play the tramp. 
So down upon the ties he trots, 

The ones all poor tramps use; 
Till worn out on the track he squats 

And falls into a snooze. 



He, fast asleep, did not observe — 

Ah ! sad, to tell the story — 
Johnston's engine came round the curve 

And sent him up to glory. 
Then came along a butcher man, 

Who once had loved that pup, 
And with his brush and big dust pan, 

He swept that poor dog up. 
Next Wednesday, Glover got him back, 

But pup looked not the same, 
He came not when Glover called "Jack." 

For " Bologna" was his name. 

W. B. C. 



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DON'T. 

Don't smoke cigarettes ou the campus. You might get into trouble. 

Don't try to run the school. The faculty might object. 

Don't ask a Platonic which is the best debating society. He might blush. 

Don't ask an Anaxagorean which side was correct in the split. He might lie about the matter. 

Don't ask Mcintosh which is the brainiest man in college. He will also blush. 

Don't get too many cuts in deportment. They are dangerous. 

Don't cut Bierly's recitations. He will hunt you. 

Don't think you are the smartest man in college. There are others. 

Don't catch Uncle Fuller and Lengthy Crawford together when you go to ask who the controlling 
politician in college is. It might cause them some embarrassment. 

Don't ask Parham a question the second time. He might not like it. 

Don't speak of love to Bierly. He is liable to smile. 

Don't praise Long's ability. He might think you were joking. 

Don't take a girl to church on Sunday night. The teachers will spot you Monday for a 0. 

Don't let Murphree know he's not the smartest man in Florida. He wont like it and might 
censure you. 

Don't ask Murphree his politics. He might joke you. 

Don't go to Minstrels at the Opera House. You will find the faculty there. 

Don't get funny in Miss Miller's class. She will send you out. 

Don't prowl round the streets on study night. You are liable to run across some member of 
the faculty. 

Don't cut the fool on the campus. The girls might guess the truth and think you were one. 

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Honorary Members Anaxagorean Literary Society. 





EX-GOV. WILLIAM D. BLOXHAM. 



GOV. WILLIAM S. JENNINGS. 



EDITORIALS. 

For the past few years the West Florida Seminary has been increasing both in the number of her 
students and in popularity throughout the State, and it does not need a prophet to foretell that in a few years 
more, after the Legislature has given us our much needed dormitory, it will not only equal any in the State, 
but any in the Southland as well. 



The members of the Athletic Association seem to be determined to make the Baseball Team a success 
this year. When this volume goes to press we hope to have read of its many victories, to be achieved over 
the teams of the surrounding towns and colleges. 



The chauges and additions iu the faculty made by the Board of Trustees has proved of great advantage 
to the students here. Although we greatly miss the loss of the old members, yet we can but feel thankful 
that their places have been filled by men of such reputation and ability throughout the Country. 



The addition made to the commencement program by the Anaxagorean Literary Society will make the 
passing of that important week doubly entertainiug. 



And now that our work is finished we lay aside the pen with a genuine sigh of relief. We have done our 
best, angels could do no more; and to each and all, in the words of Brer Rabbit, " We wish you mighty well." 



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"NEW BOOK." 

Just out and for sale cheap. A new standard Arithmetic. The Greatest Book of the Age. Written by 
three famous mathematicians. In course of a few years will be used the world over. Issued from the press 
of the West Florida Seminary Journal and Advertiser. Terms sent upon application. Below are a few of 
the problems that are solved in this book. These problems cannot be solved in any other way than by the 
use of the new Arithmetic just issued by Misses Louise Davis, Lucile Saxon and Henrietta Ames. 

PROBLEMS: 

McDougall, Sheats and Shutan fall in love with the same girl. Compute the chances of each for 
winning her. 

The shoe that is large enough for Hathaway's foot is 40 degrees too long for Meginniss. How mauy 
square feet of cowhide does it take to make Meginniss a pair of shoes? 

Johnston was 26 years hold when Freshman. Miss Bangs said that he was too old to learn Latin, and 
gave him only 60. What would have been his mark last term Sophomore if he had dropped out of college 
one year ? 

In history, Mcintosh's brain secures a mark of 40. What would be his mark if he did not "Rubber up" 
at exam? 

Crawford and Carter start from College Hill at the same time. Which one would reach Jake's first, should 
nothing occur ? Which one would most likely stop half way to caucus with Clark ? 

If Howard and Edmondson are on steps in front of college, discussing which of the two were nearest to 
Chattahoochee, and Harry Provence comes out of the vestibule, which of the trio is nearest? 

Bierly accused Carter of leaving his head at home. Now, if this is a possibility, what would be the bill 
of Mr. Tully for rent of horses enough to pull it back to college ? Would the head be larger or smaller after 
readjustment ? 

A "jack" to Cicero, now in the possession of was owned successively by Asa Clark, Glover 

Johnston and Ben Meginniss. Required, its capacity for getting 100 when W. B. Long is in the saddle. 

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MEDALISTS. 

Medals were awarded to the following students for having attained the highest averages in 
both scholarship and deportment, in their respective classes ; the medal for the Senior Class 
being given by Mr. E. W. Clark, Tallahassee; that for the Junior Class by Mr. W. R. Wilson, 
Sophomore Class by the Weekly Tallahassean, and those for the other classes by the Board of 
Education: 



THE COLLEGE: 

Miss Edith Elliot, Senior Class. 

Miss Annie Bawls, Second. 

Miss Leila Jackson, Junior Class. 

Miss Bessie Saxon, Second. 

Mr. Gaston Day, Sophomore Class. 

Miss Pauline Costa, Second. 

Miss Mary Shutan, Freshman Class. 

Miss Ruth Shutan, Second. 



THE HIGH SCHOOL: 

Miss Mattie Oneal, Third Year Class. 

Miss Lucile Saxon, Second. 

Mr. Joseph Shutan, Second Year Class. 

Miss Bershe Meginniss, Second. 

Mr. Eugene Davis, First Year Class. 

Mr. Clyde Evans, Second. 

Miss Bessie Saxon, Fleming Medalist. 



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WANTED. 

A sweeter smile than Professor Bierly's. 

A bigger head than Carter's. 

A thinner head than Byrd's. 

A bigger politician than Johnston. 

A more eminent Bard than Meginniss. 

A larger dormitory than we have. 

An Athletic trainer for Mcintosh. 

An Oratorical trainer for Wilson and Crawford. 

An explanation of Sheats' runaway to the Circus in January 

An explanation of immediate results from Murphree. 

A more learned student than Paul — Larkin. 

A synonym for " GO AT." 

A remedy, by Parham, to keep McCord from grinning. 



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1 ADVERTISEMENT* 



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Henderson & Henderson, § 



ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 



J. A. EDMONDSON, 

ATTORNEY AT LAW, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 

DR. W. E. LEWIS, 

Dental Surgeon, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 



DR. R. A. SHINE t 

Dental 
Surgeon, 

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. 



J. T. Bernard & Son, 

REAL ESTATE 
AGENTS, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 



Rob!. W. Williams, Jr. 

Attorney At Law, 
TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 



1 FRED T. MYERS, 

ATTORNEY AT LAW, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 

GEO. B. PERKINS, 

ATTORNEY AT LAW, 

TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 

I E. M. HOPKINS, ' 

Attorney At Law, 
TALLAHASSEE, - FLORIDA. 



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TALLAHASSEE DRUG CO., 

DEALERS IN 

Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, 

Toilet Articles, Stationery, 

Etc. 

Prescriptions Carepully Compounded. 

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. 




Perhaps you would not think the 
question important. A druggist is 
a druggist, aud one druggist is as 
good as another, you think, strange 
if that should be so in one of the 
skilled professions, when it is not 
true of even the commonest trade. 
There's always something of skill 
and correctness which grades men 
in business. 

We claim to stand in the top 
grade where skill and accuracy in 
the compounding of drugs is re- 
quired. 

We prove that claim daily at 

SCIIRADER'S OLD STANO, 

V. F. BALKCOM, 

(Successor.) 



Dont Pass This ! 



Our Store is complete in an up-to-date Stock; clean, 
pure and fresh. New Soda Fountain that we run all 
the year 

One feature of our Store that is offered by no other 
Drug Store 

^___ WE FURNISH YOU A DOCTOR FREE. 

Ice Cream, Ice Cream Soda, Lolypops and Fancy Drinks 
as cold as ice can make them. 

DRINK OUR DIAMOND SODA. 

WILLIAMS, 'The Druggist." 

A DOCTOR FREE AT OUR STORE. 



T. H. 

RANDOLPH 

& CO., 



DEALERS IN 



Staple and Fancy Groceries, 

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. 



F. C. GILMORE. 



G. I. DAVIS. 



A. C. SPILLER. 



GILMORE <fe DAVIS CO., 

Contractors and Builders, 



AND DEALERS IN 



Hardware, Boors, Sash and Blinds. 



Aee kinds of Building Material, 

SUCH AS KILN DRIED LUMBER, LIME, 
CEMENT, PLASTER, PAINTS, OILS, ETC. 



TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 







D.B.riEGl[NINI5S,dR., 


W. M. NARKHAN, 


Dealer in 


Dealer in 


FINE SHOES 


Staple and Fancy Groceries, 


AND 

GENT'S FURNISHER, 


Fruits and Vegetables. 


TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 


Special Attention Given to Orders. 



J. F. HILL, 

Gent's Furnishing Goods, News Em= 
porium and Cigar Store. 

flonroe Street, Opposite St. James. 

Select stock of Gent's Furnishings. Full stock of Station- 
ery. Latest lines of readable books, School Books, 
Leading Magazines, Periodicals and Daily 
Papers always on hand. 

CHOICE LINE OF CIGARS AND TOBACCO. 



TriE WEEKLY 

TALLAHASSEAN, 

Subscription, $1.00 a Year. 

Contains Supreme Court Headnotes and all the news 

from the various departments of the 

State Capitol. 



Best Equipped Book, and Job Office in the State out- 
side of Jacksonville. 



State Printers for Eight Years, Consecutively. 



Telephone 16 



P. O. Box 222. 



EDWIN F. DUKE, 

St. James Hotel Building. 

Candies and Fruits, Cigars, Tobacco and Pipes, 
Finest Stationery. 

ICE CREAM PARLOR FOR WHITE PEOPLE. 

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 



Capital City Livery, Sale and Feed Stables, 

W. C. TULLY, 

Proprietor. 

Single and Double Teams 
furnished on short notice. 

Special care given Pleas- 
ure and Wedding Turnouts. 

Headquarters tor Hunt- 
ing Teams. 

Strict attention to Funeral 
Carriages. 

Conveyances for passen- 
gers, and drays for baggage, 
meet all trains. 

Carriages at College in all 
bad weather. 




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THE DAILY CAPITAL 

FURNISHES IT THAT WAY. 

All the news of the State House. All the news of the world. 
All the local and political happenings of Florida. The only 
daily paper published between Jacksonville and Pensacola, :i 
distance of three hundred and six miles. 

$5.00 A YEAR. 50 CENTS A MONTH. 

I. B. HILSON, Editor. 



Published every morning except Monday. 



An Excellent Advertising Medium. 



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•>>ErASTUS W. ClARK^- 
college TEXT BOOKS, 

GOLD MEDALS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY. 



W. F. S. STUDENTS 

are reminded that 

keeps a first class Bakery and Confectionery 
Store, and they should stop and get lunch which 
will prevent that tired feeling during the long 
session of the day. 

T. B. BYRD, 

Tallahassee, FJa. 



L. C. YAEGER'S 

UP=TO=DATE 
HARDWARE STORE 

keeps a full line of Rock Hill, Columbus and 
other First Class Buggies; also Wagons, Har- 
ness, and a full line of Builders' Hardware, 
Paints, Oils, Lamps and Crockery. 

Mill .Supplies, Steam Fittings, and every- 
thing usually kept in a first class Haidware 
Store can be had at YAEGER'S. 



your Prescription 



Should be properly rilled 
to obtain the best re- 
sults 



WIGHT & BRO 

Can Give You That Best. 

Nunnally's Fine Candies, 
Fine Stationery, 
Delicate Perfumery. 



If its in a Drug Store, 
and it's the best, you'll 
find it at 



Wight & Bro. 



p or all the Lates t P atterns i n 



Dress Goods 



GO TO 



J -r COHEN. 



State Seminary West of Suwannee Riyer. 



The Florida Classical and Literary College, 
Tallahassee, Florida. 



Assets worth $120,000. 

The oldest State College in Florida. Established 185T. Operated contin- 
uously since November, 18^6. Under its charter it would be competent for the 
Board of Education to maintain a University, and it was in 1882-188^ the Literary 
College of the Florida University. The law and medical departments of the 
University being discontinued in 1885", the Academic Department has since been 
popularly known as the West Florida Seminary. The facilities for instruction are 
excellent, there being three well equipped laboratories — physical, chemical and 
biological and histological — also museum, library and costly surveying and 
engineering outfits. 

Three collegiate degrees are conferred in course, B. A., B. S. and B. L., res- 
pectively. In the Bachelor of Arts course Greek and Latin are emphasized. In 
the Bachelor of Science course the modern languages and physical sciences are 
given prominence, while in the Bachelor of Letters course English, German and 



the Romance Languages are the principal branches. No honorary degrees are 
conferred by this institution. 

The diplomas conferring the collegiate degrees of this institution have ad- 
mitted the holders thereof to the medical department of Johns Hopkins University, 
and to the Senior Class of Boston University, without examination. The policy of 
the Board is to select as members of the Faculty only men of experience as 
teachers and graduates of colleges and universities of recognized high standing. 

The following departments are maintained: 

I. The Seminary High School. 
II. The Normal Department. 
III. The College. 

A handsome and commodious building, situated on a high hill in the western 
part of the city, is well adapted to the purposes of a collegiate institution. 

Tuition is free and board in good families is furnished at $10.00 and $12.^0 
per calendar month. 

Send for illustrated catalogue and for further information, to 

The President, 

Tallahassee, Florida. 






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